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What's It All About?

Laguna Art Museum's Annual Fall Event

On September 26, 2020, Laguna Art Museum will host its annual fall event. Supporting the museum’s far-reaching art education and exhibition programs, LAM’s Gala promises performances, art, prizes, awards, and more. Emcee Jason Feddy and his band, Mad Dogs & The Englishman, add to the excitement of the evening, with a celebration for community guests supporting the museum.

Proceeds from the event ensure operating support for Laguna Art Museum to continue its mission to be the premier museum of California art and a center of culture for Laguna Beach.

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Event Overview

A Preview of the Evening

Virtual Benefit 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time
5:30 p.m. Jazz Trio: The David Witham Group
6:00 p.m. Program for Sponsors, Benefactors, and Patrons

A Virtual Extravaganza of Art and Music

Anna Hills Award
Greg and Barbara MacGillivray

Masters of Ceremonies
Jason Feddy and Malcolm Warner

Featuring special guest artists:
Lita Albuquerque, Billy Al Bengston, Laddie John Dill, G. Ray Kerciu, Kristin Leachman, Dan McCleary, Matthew Rolston, Adam Silverman, Phillip K. Smith III, Wayne Thiebaud, Elizabeth Turk

Virtual Bash 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Free, public event: lagunaartmuseum.org/gala
where friends worldwide can…

  • Enjoy the Bash band, Mad Dogs & the Englishman.
  • Enter the Paddle Raise Room to:
    + Journey through the Art & Nature 2013-2019 retrospective.
    + Preview the Art & Nature November outdoor aerial installation.
    + Raise your paddle and Make a Difference.
  • See the making of the Anna Hills award.
  • Visit the museum's vault to learn of recent acquisitions.
  • Learn more about the LAM founders.
  • Hear a message from our Board of Trustees.
  • Join our Advisory Circle.
  • Explore with our docents.
  • Make a donation.
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Save the Date

Meet Your Hosts

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Entertainment

Jason Feddy

Featuring Jason Feddy, Laguna Beach Arts Alliance’s 2019 Artist of the Year, and music by his all-star band, Mad Dogs & The Englishman.

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Honorary Chairs

Greg and Barbara MacGillivray

Greg has been producing and directing award-winning films for more than 40 years. Today, he has more than 50 films to his credit, including over 35 IMAX productions. Greg has received two Academy Award nominations for Best Documentary Short Subject: first in 1995 for The Living Sea, and second in 2000 for Dolphins. A passionate ocean conservationist, Greg and his wife Barbara founded the One World One Ocean Foundation, a non-profit public charity dedicated to educating and inspiring the public through giant-screen films and companion programming about the need to take action to protect the world’s ocean. Barbara and Greg met in the 9th grade—she sold tickets for his first surfing film—and making films has always been a part of their relationship. Over the years she has worked multiple capacities with production and post-production of the films, bringing their two children, Meghan and Shaun, along with them whenever possible on film shoots. Barbara has also worked for 30 years in Children, Youth Services for the Orange County Health Care Agency as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. The best part of her job is being with her family, doing what she loves: making films with messages about conservation and education.

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Fabulous Prizes
Wayne Thiebaud, Toy Counter, 1970

Opportunity Prize Drawings

Support Laguna Art Museum and enter for a chance two win one of two fabulous prizes! Toy Counter (1970) by Wayne Thiebaud is the signed artist’s proof of a classic 8-color serigraph kindly donated by the artist himself. A weekend getaway prize package includes a complimentary vehicle from Aston Martin Newport Beach, and a two-night stay with dinner for two at The Ranch at Laguna Beach.

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Special Thanks

Event Co-Chairs

Carla Meberg has spent the majority of her career working with non-profits in art education, marketing and public relations, program development, and event planning. She has also served as an U.S. representative for The Rotary Club for a Women’s business exchange in India. Carla is involved with the arts in Laguna Beach, serving in several capacities for the Festival of the Arts and as President of the Board for LOCA. She has also been a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children for 25 years.

Kristin Henry Samuelian is an Emmy award-winning producer of broadcast television shows, independent documentaries, and human-interest stories. She has received 7 Emmy nominations and 5 wins for her work, as well as a James Beard nomination. Kristin is a UCLA Art History graduate and has been a volunteer educator for the Guggenheim Museums Foundation, the Hermitage Museum, the Las Vegas Art Museum, the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and a docent for Laguna Art Museum. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and has served on the boards of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and SchoolPower for Laguna Beach Schools, as well as volunteering with several civic and religious organizations.

Gala 2020 Committee

Co-chairs:
Carla Meberg
Kristin Samuelian

Kathleen Abel
Wendy Aird
Nikki Bostwick
Susan Davis
Jason Feddy

Michelle Fisher
Chuck Fry
Kate Mathis
Chris Quilter
Deborah Schlesinger

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Honorable Mentions

Platinum Sponsors

Jane and Joe Hanauer
Louis and Laura Rohl
Kristin and Steve Samuelian
Elie Weaver and Hilton Weinberg

Gold Sponsors

Crevier Family Foundation
Carla and Jeff Meberg
Thomas B. Stiles, II and Barbara Alexander
Wayne Thiebaud

Silver Sponsors

Wendy Aird
Cody and Deborah Engle
Gary and Betsy Jenkins
Janet and Walkie Ray
Jennifer S. Yelland

Benefactors

Lori and Harley Bassman
Keith and Sue Colestock
Michelle and David Fisher
Keith and Sue Colestock
Michelle and David Fisher
Chuck and Nancy Fry
Judith Gorski
Robin and Steven Kalota
Greg and Barbara MacGillivray
Rick and Kitty Malcolm
Tiare and Patrick Meegan
Chris Quilter
Michael D. Ray
Joan Rehnborg
Christiane and Dale Shepherd
Bob and Kirsten Whalen
George and Susan Wood

Patrons

Joe Baker and Elliot Kornhauser
Robert C. Braun
John B. Carrington and Mary Carrington
Robert Cowan
Erica and Vin Di Bona
Sam and Pamela Goldstein
Richard Goul and Karen Thorp
Eric Jessen
Janice and Eric R. Johnson
Kenneth M. and Jan Kaplan
John and Lisa Mansour
Michael L. and Nancy Meyer
Margot and Mitchell Milias
Theodore and Suzanne Paulson
Susan Pickle and Joel Arenson
David Powers
Domini Rodriguez and Enrique Tellez
Keiko Sakamoto and Bill Witte
Kristy Santimyer-Melita and Danny Melita
Miriam L. Smith
Diane Stovall
Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney
Richard and Kathleen Tucker
Marnie and Brett Wall

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